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In the best of circumstances, healthcare organizations operate in a complex environment. This can be exacerbated when a community faces a local or national emergency, either natural, human-caused, or technological, that thrusts the healthcare system to the forefront of response and makes it the focus of recovery efforts. It is critical that the local healthcare community be actively engaged in the development of comprehensive emergency preparedness plans, training, and exercises to ensure that local organizations communicate and coordinate their mutual support in service to the community.
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5:45 -6:45 – Speakers Present
6:45 – 7:00 – Speaker Q & A
Virtual Face-to-Face Credit Hours: 1.5
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Christine Brady, Assistant County Manager, Lee County
Christine Brady has been with Lee County since 2006 and has served as Assistant County Manager since March 2014. In that role, she oversees Human Resources, the Library System, Parks & Recreation, Public Safety, Technology Services, and Utilities. Brady had nearly 20 years of private sector business experience before joining Lee County. During her tenure with Lee County, she has had a leadership role in the county’s response to Hurricane Irma locally and to Hurricane Michael, which triggered a Lee County team’s deployment to the Panhandle. Brady also played a key role with Lee County’s leadership team for Hurricane Dorian, a cybersecurity attack, Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and the recent COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination efforts.
Mary Briggs, System Director, Strategic Communications and Public Relations, Lee Health
Mary Briggs joined Lee Health in 2011 and currently serves as the System Director for Strategic Communications overseeing issues management, media relations, internal communications and physician communications. She has led Lee Health’s communications response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to joining Lee Health, Mary was the co-owner of Briggs & Rogers, a public relations and advertising firm based in Fort Myers, where she worked with a variety of client companies guiding them in their media relations, marketing communications, and advertising programs. Mary is accredited in public relations and is a certified public relations consultant. Mary has received numerous awards for her marketing and public relations programs and was named the Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Southwest Florida chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association in 2006.
Betsy Clayton, Communications Director , Lee County
Betsy Clayton, APR/CPRC, is the Communications Director for Lee County government, where she serves the County Manager and Senior Team in an organization with 20-plus departments, a $2.2 billion budget and about 2,600 employees. Her job involves both internal and external public relations, including handling journalists’ inquiries, public records requests, stakeholder communications and collaboration with the social media/IT team. She is the Public Information Officer for hurricanes and other Emergency Operations Center activations. During her tenure with Lee County, she has had a leadership role in the county’s response to Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Dorian, a cybersecurity attack, Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs) and the recent COVID-19 pandemic response and vaccination efforts. Clayton has earned two nationally recognized professional public relations accreditations: APR – Accredited in Public Relations; and, CPRC – Certified Public Relations Counselor. She was recognized as the 2018 Public Relations Professional of the Year by the Florida Public Relations Association Southwest Florida Chapter.
Greg Fisher, Manager of Emergency Preparedness, Lee Health
Greg joined Lee Health in 2019 and currently serves as the Manager of Emergency Preparedness overseeing the Emergency Preparedness program across the health system. In addition to his current role, Greg serves as a Logistics Officer for the federal Health and Human Services National Incident Management Team. Prior to his primary role at Lee Health, Greg worked as the Emergency Manager for Montrose County Colorado responding to wildfires, avalanches, flooding, and other federal and state declared disasters in the region. In addition to these roles, Greg has previously held emergency management positions with The Ohio State University, Rollins College, Collier County, and the U.S. Navy. Greg is a graduate of the University of Akron (2008) with a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management and is currently studying in the Master’s of Science in Healthcare Innovation program with the College of Nursing at the Ohio State University.